Hoping to get a trip report for my 2 1/2 days there 10th-12th. But until then, I just have to mention a real bummer that occurred not once, not twice, but three times.
I went with a friend who has never been to Disneyland at Halloween time. And keep in mind Space Mountain is his favorite ride. Big Thunder Mountain his 2nd favorite.
Bad enough BTM is still down, he could live with that.
Friday: SM broke down 2 of the 2 times we were in line during the day. Then we went to ride it a 3rd time during The Halloween party & it was broke down for at least 40 minutes if not more before we got to ride it again. Then it broke down AGAIN while we were next in line to get on. So 4 out of 4. Yeah, loads of fun.
Saturday: Spent a lot of time at DCA, Screamin' was down, all day. We ran over to try & ride SM, guess what, it had been down for about 2 hours, so we were told.
To put salt on the wound, we had a lovely dinner at Carthay, but would not be staying long enough to even use our World Of Color passes. Mentioned to the waitress what happened with the rides & asked if we could just get FP for SM instead. After asking her lead, we were directed to Guest Relations.
Guest Relations said that the WOC passes were a courtesy for eating at Carthay (hmmmm, is that not the reason some people go there for dinner, or any of the dining packages they offer?) Anyways, SM was now at a 120 minute wait & because it was the holiday lay over, they could not provide us with a fast pass for it.
Maybe I was expecting too much? Guess I just felt like they had the "oh well attitude" since WOC passes are considered a courtesy (remind me to never buy packages for anything since since it's just a "courtesy") Somehow I just didn't think that 2 FP for 1 ride was a whole lot to ask considering everywhere we went there seemed to be some "technical difficulty" as the reason for every issue that came up (Fri they couldn't get the thingy they take your pic w/ for the multi day tix to work for him, then Sat, it said the 2day park hopper was invalid due to already used even though it had only been used at 1 park 1 day & the list goes on)
We pretty much left after that instead of staying a couple more hours. We had been spending money like crazy the whole time. So it literally was Disney's loss on that one. Guess I'm just bummed at seeing the disappointment on his inner 5yr old face & my disappointment at their lack of providing Disney Magic.